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Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency of Arunachal Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency of Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency of Arunachal Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Arunachal West is one of two Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh - the other being Arunachal East.

Arunachal West registered 72.89 percent voter turnout in 2019, a loss of 0.5 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 461214 while the total voter turnout is 336161. While in 2014, the constituency registered 73.39 voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 445281 while the total voter turnout was 326798.

The constituency voted on April 11 and the result will be out on May 23, 2019.

As many as 33 assembly segments make the Arunachal West constituency and it covers the eight districts of Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri and West Siang. There are approximately four lakh fifty thousand electors here.

The first phase of voting in Arunachal West - one of the two parliamentary constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh - ended on April 11. The fate of 7 contesting candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared. The total voter turnout recorded in Arunachal Pradesh was 66 per cent.

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency of Arunachal Pradesh:

1 Kiren Rijiju Bharatiya Janata Party
2 RUMAK JOMOH Independent
3 JARJUM ETE Janata Dal (Secular)
4 JOMIN NYOKIR KARA All India Forward Bloc
5 KHYODA APIK National People's Party
6 NABAM TUKI Indian National Congress
7 SUBU KECHI People's Party of Arunachal

BJP  registered a solid performance in Arunachal West constituency in the Lok Sabha 2014 election. Kiren Rijiju had defeated Congress' Takam Sanjoy by a margin of 41,738 votes.

The 2014 result was a revenge win for Rijiju as he had lost the 2009 Lok Sabha election to Sanjoy when the overall voter turnout here was 68 per cent.